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Our truly cool climate ensures an sublime, yet complex expression of Chardonnay that speaks with purity of time and place.

Bouquet
A generous, intense nose leads a complex interplay of mealy oak with an array of ripe fruits showing as nectarine, melon, white peach with hints of lychees and figs. Secondary notes arise with spice, cashews, fresh yeast lees and struck match barrel characters.

Palate
A mouthfeel that appears both simultaneously rich and lively. Ripe grapefruit, white peach join with hints of fresh lemon peel to weave seamlessly into the textural elements of oak spice and creamy yeast lees. A dance of minerality and acid plays out throughout the palate, leading to a long and lingering finish.

Cellaring
A wine that’s only beginning its journey but that can be enjoyed at any stage of its travels towards what we feel is an ultimately long and complex destination.

  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Closure: Screw cap
  • Maturation: 18 months in 100% French oak (54% new)

How is this drinking now?
Powerful nose from a concentrated year. Figs, preserved lemons, and a fleshy mouth filling palate with ripples of acidity bringing the refreshment. Mature chardonnay in a good spot. Drink 2020-2022.

Harvest date1st - 11th April 2009
Clones usedP58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05
RootstockOwn roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb
Vine age9 to 16 years
TrellisLyre & Geneva Double Curtain
Soil typeVolcanic Basalt
Fruit HandlingWhole bunch pressed
pH3.28
Titratable acidity g/L6.6
Malic acidity g/L<0.05 g/L
Baume / Alcohol13.0%
YeastInoculated
Malolactic fermentation100%
New54%
Second fill36%
Third fill11%
Maturation18
Fining / filtrationCrossflow
Available formats375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts
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